The Onanoff Leather Skin for 13 inch MacBook Air is a leather skin of any color of your choosing for the MacBook Air. It is available from Onanoff for $59.95. Let’s see if it’s the choice for you.
The form is a failure. First off, I do want to say that I appreciate the fact that the product comes in many different colors but I would have liked to have seen more designs and perhaps the ability to add your own image on it. That would be better than plain colors. I had much difficulty applying the sticky surface to the MacBook due to the many bubbles that would rise each time I tried to put it on there. When I felt I had the time where I had the most bubbles out, I stopped trying to get each little bubble out. These, however, just don’t look good and no matter how hard I tried, I could not get every bubble out. In addition to that, the cover was wrinkled and just didn’t look good at the end result. I then moved on to the screen protector and that was an even worse case scenario. I tried to apply it but I could not get the bubbles out and when I had the backlight on, it looked like a mess. I took it off and put it aside. Later, I tried the back cover and that part actually came on correctly, little problems here. The palm rest, again, a different story. I had issues putting it on and the wrinkles and the bubbles were there again. Finally, I put on the Apple logo protector and it looked awkward. It too was taken off immediately. By the end, it looked like a mess. It just did not cut it for me. I took the pieces off and put the case I had on it before back on again. I did something I have never done in the past with reviewed products, I threw it away. When the product was on my MacBook it looked clunky, poorly made, poorly put together and just didn’t work. There was no way I could keep it on my MacBook so I just went back to my Steve Jobs decals and called it a day.
Again, the product does not excel here either. First off, installation was not simple as it’s website claims it is. Sure, it was only four parts but each part had to be put on and off and on again until you got the most bubbles out and then you ended up with a mess. Second, don’t expect the product to protect against anything but minor scratches. There are other cases that are cheaper that can do a better job protecting your MacBook Air. If you have other decals on your MacBook, apply extreme caution should you take the product off or the decal will come with it. It does not protect, it has a difficult installation process and it has a high price, not my pick in MacBook cases.
-End result can range from semi-bad to terrible
-Product does not need to be on the MacBook but in the trash
-Does not protect well
-Poor installation process
Ways to improve
I always strive to give companies my God-to-honest opinion on products and I truly believe that Onanoff should end production for this product. If I threw it away, I think they should too.
Obviously, this product is not on the top of my list. Never before had I thrown away a free product until that one. Though I did come close once before, this was the first time I actually put it in the can on the side of the house. Honestly, the company should do the same. That’s not to say that all the other companies products belong there, in fact many other products of theirs actually look like great products. Please keep in mind that this is a review of a product not a company. However, this particular product gets a one star from me and even that is being generous. Please discard this product, Onanoff, for your company name is what this product represented, “on” my MacBook “an” then “off” my MacBook for good.
Thanks for reading,